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Home-Based Businesses You Can Run with the Help of a Kamloops Storage Unit

Starting and running a home-based business in Kamloops doesn’t have to be expensive, but it will take some time and effort, persistence, and space. Extra space can often be hard to come by in your home, so a Kamloops storage unit can provide the added space you require.

The following are just a few home-based businesses you can run with the help of a storage facility like Valleyview Mini Storage.

E-commerce

If you want to work from home, consider starting up an e-commerce business, such as those offered by PayPal, eBay, Etsy, and Shopify stores. They have relatively low monthly fees and offer everything you need to start selling your products or services online. No matter what you’re selling, you’ll benefit from having a Kamloops storage unit to store your items for sale, parts, equipment, and shipping materials.

Some ideas for your home-based e-commerce store include:

  • Jewelry
  • Novelties and gifts
  • Clothing
  • Sports gear and accessories
  • Wedding photography and videography
  • Handmade crafts and/or craft supplies
  • Toys for kids and babies
  • Toys and treats for pets
  • Catering and food delivery
  • Landscaping and gardening supplies

Once you start to look around for e-commerce products and services that are both in demand and easy to get started with, it becomes clear that any service or creation you choose to offer will require space for the basic materials and tools needed to run your business and ship your orders.

A storage unit at Valleyview Mini Storage has some clear benefits:

  • You don’t have to clutter up your home.
  • You have easy access when you need it. Our storage facility is open from 7am to 7pm, seven days/week.
  • Your goods and materials are secure. Valleyview Storage has keycard-only access and video monitoring of each storage unit.
  • Storage is climate controlled, so you don’t have to worry about temperature or humidity damaging your inventory or shipping materials.

Personal Services

There are many other home-based personal service businesses that benefit from a business storage unit.

Interior design and staging for real estate is a booming niche occupation in BC, and requires access to a wide range of items, from coffee tables to artwork and area rugs. Each client has a unique space to be showcased, so stagers keep a handy inventory of decorative items such as vases, throws and cushions. Valleyview also offers Kamloops storage units for the sellers of the home that want to store items, so it looks more presentable and less cluttered to potential buyers.

In-home beauty products and services are also booming. It’s much easier to make a phone call or book an appointment online to get that makeover, manicure, or facial without leaving the house. You can keep everything you need in one small storage unit.

In-home massage services are also becoming more and more popular, especially for older or disabled people who want to manage pain without medication. It’s a rewarding occupation that requires a bit of training, and investment in and space for a portable massage table and aromatic massage oils. If you live in apartment and provide massage services, a storage unit in Kamloops is an indispensable asset.

Jack or Jill of all trades for simple home repairs and interior painting are always in demand. You can keep all of your equipment in a storage unit until its needed, including: ladders, rollers, paint brushes, tools, tool boxes, tarps, compressors. Note that gas-powered compressors must be emptied of fuel.

Bike repairs require a comprehensive inventory of tools and parts that are easy to access and simple to store.

Home or office cleaning is always in demand. If you run a small cleaning business with a handful of employees, you’ll need a place to store your supplies and equipment. You could store vacuums, mops, brooms, floor buffers, and cleaning supplies.

Need a Storage Unit in Kamloops for Your Home-Based Business

If you run a business from home and are considering renting a Kamloops storage unit, contact us. We’ll guide you to the right size of storage unit for your home-based business.

 

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